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Sunday, September 30, 2007

09/26/07 - Greenwich News Wire


Rebuilding Media

... ublic Communications, and meanwhile is managing partner of the media consulting firm of Digital Deliverance LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. September 26, 2007 Journalism and Marketing

Tax Law Revisions May Slap Reinsurers, Hedge Funds

New York Sun

... revisions percolating on Capitol Hill that could have farreaching implications for Wall Street. The chairman of a Greenwich, Conn.-based insurer, W.R. Berkley Corp., told the Senate committee yesterday that measures currently in the tax code ...

For Some, Adult Day Care A Good Option
Hartford Courant

... is $76 a day, said Kathy O'Brien, senior gerontologist for the institute. For the Stamford area, which included Greenwich, Norwalk, Fairfield and New Canaan, the average based on six centers is $70 a day. Adult day care is designed for the frail ...

Fairfield mourns tragic loss of beloved sophomore

The Mirror Online

... dead at Stamford Hospital. She had sustained severe injuries from a car accident on the Merritt Parkway near Greenwich, Conn., state police said. Duhamel, 19, who was sitting in the backseat of classmate Matthew P. Holmes's Ford Bronco, was ejected ...

SEC steps up probes of hedge insider trading

Washington Post Video

GREENWICH, Connecticut - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting more than 30 investigations into potential hedge fund manager misconduct in the northeast United States alone, with more in ...

Stanwich Club's Summa puts knowledge to good use

Journal News

GREENWICH, Conn. - There are two likely scenarios a golf professional faces when a tournament is played at his own club.

Top 10 Most Expensive Markets For "Average Home" in 2007

The Real Estate Bloggers

... average home which is not a surprise with the fantastic run up in property values in 2007. Also on the list are Greenwich, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts in the northeast. This has to account for the attention placed on housing out in ...

Report: Dallas housing is still a bargain 1:40 PM CT
Denton Record-Chronicle

... in a neighborhood that would appeal to relocating families. MOST EXPENSIVE Beverly Hills, Calif.: $2,206,883 Greenwich, Conn.: $2,018,750 La Jolla, Calif.: $1,800,000 Santa Monica, Calif.: $1,785,000 Palo Alto, Calif.: $1,677,000 MOST AFFORDABLE ...

Rest Areas Revisited

Westport News

... Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. In lower Fairfield County, it applies to facilities in Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich and New Canaan, but its impact could be felt well beyond those communities. The study is the first step in a process that ...

Fairfield Weekly

... World Tourism Organization. Suggested activities include free entry to "sites of tourism interest" (Maybe Greenwich will share its shoreline with lowly out-of-towners), "illumination of the town's or village's main sites and monuments" (Bridgeport ...

Honoring the Magic and Power of Horses


... Torys LLP; Ascendant Energy, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Cocoa Michelle, The David Austin Collection, Delamar Greenwich Harbor & The Southport Village Inn, Family Care Visiting Nurse & Home Care Agency, LLC, The Higgins Group, Barbara C. Manion, O.D., ...

Free Museum Admissions This Saturday

This Is Connecticut

... free admission coupon. Participating venues in Connecticut Bruce Museum Greenwich, Connecticut Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut Niantic, Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut Westport, Connecticut ...

Survey: Boston Near Top Of Pricey Home Markets


... buyers could move into the same sized house. Eight of the top 10 most expensive markets were in California, but Greenwich, Conn., ranked No. 2. Coldwell Banker conducted the survey by compiling the sales data of 2,200-square-foot, four bedroom, 2 ...

Domestic Insurers Urge Congress to Level Playing Field on Taxes for Foreign-Owned Insurers

Insurance Journal West

... foreign-controlled insurers at the expense of domestic insurers. In addition to the W.R. Berkley Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., the Coalition for a Domestic Insurance Industry includes: AMBAC Financial Group Inc., New York, N.Y.; American ...

Department store shuts down rather than change

Beloit Daily News

... under the Macy's name. A few independent department stores, such as Stanley Korshak in Dallas and Richards in Greenwich, Conn., have survived by targeting affluent customers with designer wear. Goldmann's, situated in a working-class neighborhood, ...

Bermuda reinsurers' tax advantage debated

Business Insurance

... told the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. William R. Berkley, chairman and chief executive officer of Greenwich, Conn.-based W.R. Berkley Corp., told the committee that such reinsurers enjoy an unfair tax advantage over their U.S. ...

09/25/07 - Greenwich News Wire


School Library Journal

... of five, and a National Book Award winner, lives with her husband and first illustrator, Norman Hoberman, in Greenwich, CT. SLJ spoke with the author about what it's like to turn 50--in print. Fifty years! How's that feel? It's hard to believe, ...

Two Senior Appointments Made At W.R. BerkleyLoading...

Insurance News Net

BestWire September 25, 2007 167 words TWO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS MADE AT W.R. BERKLEY GREENWICH, Conn.

York Dispatch, The York Sunday News

... of three York Railway Co. parcels for $600,000 in a deal with parent company Genesee & Wyoming Inc., based in Greenwich, Conn. Formal settlement should be complete by next month. Developers Kinsley Companies and Maryland-based Enterprise Homes Inc. ...

'Effectively dead?': An activist investor makes its case for getting out


... of the company, which owns 18 "strategically valuable industrial properties" at the airports. Mercury, based in Greenwich, Conn., said it is the largest shareholder in International Aviation's owner, IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund, with a 19.6 ...

Mercury Urges Board to Explore Strategic Alternatives and a Potential Sale to Maximize Value

PR Newswire

GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Real Estate Advisors LLC, an affiliate of Mercury Partners LLC, a real estate investment management company based in Greenwich, CT, sent the following letter ...

Tween Girls Get Their Songs Professionally Recorded


Miss O & Friends Launches "Miss O Music" With Partners AOL and Recording Industry Veteran Producer/Songwriter John Boylan OLD GREENWICH, Conn.

Megadata Reports Strong Increase in Sales and Profits


Release date: September 19, 2007 Megadata Reports Strong Increase in Sales and Profits GREENWICH, Conn., Sept.

Greenwich Academy field hockey edges Greenwich High on last minute goal

Norwalk Advocate

Anticipation and excitement was in the air on the Greenwich High School sideline as the Cardinals field hockey team was several minutes away from claiming what has eluded them in the past --AOEa victory against ...

Lord & Taylor revamps image

Norwalk Advocate

... to tell the public it's relevant in the 21st century. The New York City-based chain that is controlled by a Greenwich family has started a magazine and billboard ad campaign, redesigned its shopping bags and revamped the bulk of its merchandise ...

Lawmakers get personal on laptop theft during state hearing

Norwalk Advocate

... taxpayers and businesses. The revelation from state Reps. Carlo Leone, D-Stamford, and Lile Gibbons, R-Greenwich, came during a three-hour hearing held by the legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on the August theft. Leone told ...

Rell's trooper-delivered subpoenas irk Democratic lawmakers
Norwalk Advocate

... that should 'shock and alarm' taxpayers. Duff said last night that he spoke with a state trooper Sunday at the Greenwich weigh station who delivered similar letters to other Fairfield County lawmakers. 'He said it took him about two hours,' ...

GHS volleyball tops St. Joe to move to 6-0

Norwalk Advocate

When the Greenwich High School volleyball team looked at its schedule, it knew this stretch of games in mid-September was not going to be easy.

Girls Soccer Velaj keys Westhill win

Norwalk Advocate

... Mo Spellman (five saves) each had an assist for St. Joseph. Alexa Bitetto had 14 saves for Stamford (1-3-1). Greenwich 7, Trinity Catholic 0 - Senior co-captain Emily Niehaus had two goals and one assist, while Kristina Patrk tallied one goal ...

The house where Whittier died

Hampton Union

... began right here in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire." The Gove house was dismantled in 1996 and sold to a family in Greenwich, Conn. It still maintains the thick shutters which once acted as a defense against Indian raids. The Gove stables and tavern ...

Fed's rate cut may give little relief to homeowners, shoppers

The Morning Call

... will follow, said Michael Darda, chief economist at the equity trading and research firm MKM Partners LP in Greenwich, Conn. ''Lock in your rate now,'' Darda said. ''Long-term bond yields will put a floor under how much further mortgage payments ...

Area schedule and results

Journal News

... Solomon Schechter 3, Blind Brook 0 Bronxville 1, North Salem 0 Westlake 3, Kennedy 1 Greens Farms 3, Masters 2 Greenwich Academy 4, Rye Country Day 3 Horace Greeley 3, Ursuline 1 Hackley 7, Convent of the Sacred Heart 0 Croton-Harmon 2, ...

Monday, September 24, 2007

09/24/07 - Police Department Appeal - Farricker And Tessi Both Say "Forget About It"



Republican and Democratic nominees for first selectman in this fall's election said challenging a court decision forcing the promotion of a policeman to captain will hurt public safety and cost more than legal fees.

First Selectman Jim Lash intends to seek an appeal of the verdict in the case of Lt. Gary Honulik if attorneys cannot reach a settlement in the case.

Two weeks ago, State Superior Court Judge Michael Shay ordered Honulik to be promoted, and slammed the town for illegally manipulating its hiring policies to deny the 34-year veteran a promotion to captain in 2003.

The ruling also directed that Capt. Michael Pacewicz, the man promoted instead of Honulik, be returned to his former rank, with Shay ruling that Pacewicz was promoted illegally.

The appeal would negatively affect the police force by extending a block on promoting senior police commanders, worsening a leadership void and threatening public safety, Republican nominee Peter Tesei and Democratic nominee, Frank Farricker said.

'I think the situation is a very sad saga for the individuals involved, the Greenwich Police Department, the town, and I don't think we should exhaust further resources appealing the decision,' said Tesei, chairman of the Board of Estimate and Taxation. 'We need to move forward.'

Farricker, a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission, said the appeal would be another in a line of ill-chosen battles, part of a wider pattern of the town aimlessly taking cases to trial when settlement would appear wiser, and alienating employees by disregarding town policies.

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Publication Date: September 24, 2007

Reporter: Martin B. Cassidy

09/24/07 - Wetland Bonds Have Remained In Greenwich Coffers. The Town Is Now Trying To Close Permits And Return Overdue Money To Upset Property Owners

Greenwich Town Department
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency



"It's a lingering issue" - Michael Chambers


Greenwich native Michael Chambers has been promoted to be director of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency.

Chambers, 32, of Stamford, the interim agency director prior to this promotion, takes over for Mark Massoud, who abruptly resigned last December for reasons he and the town did not disclose.

Chambers said he is looking forward to his new position at the agency, which regulates construction and other activity in or near environmentally sensitive wetland areas and water bodies.

'It's a great experience for me,' Chambers said. 'I've been here a lot of years. I know how this office operates. I'm a local boy. I've been here all of my life. I know what this town was and I know what it's becoming.'

Among his priorities will be to work on returning unclaimed wetlands bonds to their owners, Chambers said.

'It's a lingering issue,' Chambers said.

Bonds are money people give to the town prior to being allowed to do construction in or near wetlands. The town holds the bond as a way to ensure that work done on or near wetlands conforms with what the agency permits. Once the work is complete and inspected by a compliance officer, the permit is closed and bond is returned......

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Publication Date: September 24 2007

Reporter: Hoa Nguyen

Recent Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency Press Releases

09/24/07 - Sports - Connecticut High School Football - St. Luke's beaten by Brunswick

Connecticut High School Football - St. Luke's beaten by Brunswick

Source: MaxPreps

The Brunswick Bruins topped the visiting St. Luke's Crusaders football team by a count of 42-14 in Thursday's league outing.

09/24/07 - Greenwich - Local Business News

Source: BtoB Magazine

Greenwich, Conn.-Direct Media’s b-to-b list management group announced it has been awarded exclusive list management of the Quill Catalog buyer list. This is the first time the b-to-b office supply catalog marketer is making its 1.3 million name list available. Separately, Direct Media announced it has been reappointed list manager for PaperDirect’s lists.


Source: Wiscasset Newspaper

The vote was applauded by a few of the 60 or 70 people who crowded into the meeting room, but the overwhelming majority had urged selectmen to put the vote off until January.

Ordinance Review Committee member Larry Lomison questioned raising the height ordinance to allow the plant after only two months of discussion when other, simpler projects, were given more time and studied in more detail.

National RE/sources of Greenwich, Conn. is proposing the $1.5 billion plant, which would generate electricity using coal, primarily, with some biomass ...

Source URL: http://wiscassetnewspaper.maine.com/2007-09-20/plant_vote_on_ballot.html


Source: InvestmentNews

Morgan Stanley is in talks to purchase a 20% stake in Traxis Partners LP, a hedge fund founded by the company's former chief strategist, Barton Biggs.

The move, which the New York-based company could announce within a month, would give it a stake in the $1.5 billion "macro" fund that trades in global currencies, fixed income and equities, according to published reports.....

... fixed income and equities, according to published reports. Mr. Biggs left Morgan Stanley in 2003 to form Greenwich, Conn.-based Traxis. Morgan Stanley has been a general partner in the fund since it was founded in 2003 and it continues to provide ...

Source URL: http://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070924/REG/70924012/-1/rss02&rssfeed=rss02


Source: PR Newswire

EDGAR(R) Online,Inc. (Nasdaq: EDGR), the leader in XBRL data processing, extraction andconversion announced today that the company and Renaissance Capital will be demonstrating its I-Metrix XBRL financial data to leading hedge fundmanagers at the upcoming Blue Ribbon Hedge Fund Conference in Greenwich,CT. Following on the heels of the recent earnings season in which EDGAROnline converted the SEC filings of all US filing companies into the XBRLformat in a few hours, the presenters will show how I-Metrix delivers thefastest access to company financial information.......

Source URL: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-24-2007/0004668530&EDATE=


Source: Fast Company

I’m in the middle of reading a fabulous book, Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear, by Frank Luntz. Luntz has made his fortune advising Republican politicians on communication strategy and crafting their messages. Luntz is responsible for converting “estate tax” to “death tax,” and “drilling for oil” to “energy exploration.” His handiwork teaches important lessons about the power of language to motivate and persuade.....

... Buy the book and you'll have a head start. Ruth Sherman - Ruth Sherman Associates, LLC - Greenwich, CT - http://www.ruthsherman.com/

Source URL: http://blog.fastcompany.com/experts/rsherman/2007/09/leadership_its_not_what_you_sa.html?partner=rss


AMSTAT and Megadata Sign Marketing Agreement

Source: PR Newswire

GREENWICH, Conn. and TINTON FALLS, N.J., - Megadata Corporation , the leading provider of information solutions for aviation, and AMSTAT Inc., the leading source for worldwide corporate aircraft fleet, operatorand market information, announced today that the two companies have enteredinto an exclusive marketing agreement whereby ...

Source URL: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/09-24-2007/0004668362&EDATE=


Source: Bloomberg

The dollar fell to a record against the euro and weakened versus the yen on speculation U.S. growth is losing momentum, adding to pressure on the Federal Reserve to reduce interest rates again.

The U.S. currency weakened to a 15-year low against a basket of six of its major peers before data tomorrow forecast by economists to show the lowest home resales in five years and the least consumer confidence in more than 12 months. Traders are betting on at least one more interest-rate cut by year-end.

... ``Dollar weakness will persist,'' said Alan Ruskin, head of international currency strategy in North America in Greenwich, Connecticut, at RBS Greenwich Capital Markets Inc. ``Housing is a major problem for the U.S. economy, and it isn't going to go ...


Source: Bloomberg

Americans may be disappointed that the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut won't translate into lower monthly mortgage payments and a revival of the housing market. ...

... will follow, said Michael Darda, chief economist at the equity trading and research firm MKM Partners LP in Greenwich, Connecticut. Bond Yields ``Lock in your rate now,'' Darda said. ``Long-term bond yields will put a floor under how much further ...


Source: Brandweek

Procter & Gamble plans to revitalize the stagnant liquid detergent category with a restaging of its Dawn line, including new products, sizes and graphics, supported by an estimated $65 million in marketing.

P&G is dividing Dawn SKUs into three tiers: premium, plus and base. Original Dawn is the top-seller in the category and the Dawn line is one of 23 P&G "billion-dollar brands" in terms of sales......

... system within the same brand can cause confusion," said consultant Jack Trout, president of Trout & Partners, Old Greenwich, Conn. "The communication of what Dawn could become is convoluted--how [do you] communicate the different versions? Unless ...


A private developer willing to build a new parking garage at the Stamford train station as part of his proposed Metro Green office and housing complex, said he was prepared to exclude the garage if the state's funding for the structure isn't approved soon.

If the proposed public-private partnership falls through, it could displace at least 800 commuters who use the old section of the garage, which the state says needs to be replaced....

....State Sen. William Nickerson, R-Greenwich, said it was unusual for the Democrats to lump the transportation initiatives into one general bonding bill, and if the transit portion was broken out, it would pass overwhelmingly.

'We should do the entire transportation bill because I'm sure there would no objection to it,' Nickerson said. 'It was a mistake to have lumped these together.'

Commuter advocates said the longer the political process gets drawn out, the more they are concerned about the parking garage's future. .....


Source: Salt Lake Tribune

... for August. IPOs planned Initial public offerings planned for the coming week, as provided by Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn., ( http://www.ipohome.com/ ) and SEC filings: * Babcock & Brown Air Ltd. - Dublin, Ireland, 18.7 million American Depositary ...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

09/23/07 - Republican Town Committee Phone Survey Causes Some Controversy In Greenwich



While Democrats enjoy reciting poll numbers, especially when they reflect poorly on Republicans, Frank Farricker thinks that actually engaging in polling is something less than appropriate.
Greenwich's Republican Town Committee this week reached out to voters to get a sense of the priorities of the people of the Town. I was the recipient of one of the calls. It was simple and straight forward. The caller identified himself as being with the RTC, asked me what issue was most important to me and then asked if the election was held today, who would I vote for. All told, it took no more than 30 seconds. ...
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Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: Greenwich Guy

09/23/07 - New Lebanon and Hamilton Avenue Schools Have Too Many Minority Students, And Old Greenwichs Will Soon Have Too Many White Students



"All kids should be educated equally regardless of what they look like and where they came from." - Natalie Queen.


As Greenwich considers adding magnet programs they hope will scatter children of different races across the district, some white parents have spoken out against underperforming, non-English speaking students coming to their child's school and taking attention away from their child.

They also have questioned school officials about why students at schools with many underachieving, minority students would get more money for a magnet program compared to their child's school.

Supporters of the Board of Education's task force, which is examining racial imbalance, say that the comments of those parents are actually bigoted remarks veiled in the language of requests to preserve a neighborhood school system the state says is racially segregated.

Natalie Queen, who is set to become the first black woman to be elected to the Board of Education, said that when people oppose opening up their neighborhood schools to other parts of town, it's akin to "structural racism"......

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Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: Andrew Shaw

09/23/07 - Greenwich Resident Sells Painting To The Getty



What's new at the J. Paul Getty Museum? A batch of artworks acquired by curatorial sleuthing, big-budget shopping and adroit deal-making -- in one case involving the restitution of Nazi loot.

The additions, to be announced today, encompass a French classical landscape painting by 17th century master Claude Lorrain, a rare double-sided drawing of a Tahitian "Eve" by Postimpressionist Paul Gauguin, a trove of 834 photographs by pioneer photojournalist Felice Beato and a large photo collage of an octopus by Los Angeles artist Tim Hawkinson. Although none of the works is currently on view, they will go up at the museum in the next few months.

The landscape, "Coast View With the Abduction of Europa," is a signature painting by a French artist -- widely known as Claude -- whose artistic prowess and fascination with the Roman countryside have been widely emulated. With its dazzling atmospheric effects, exquisite detail and solid compositional structure, his work is thought to epitomize the "ideal" landscape, a representation of natural beauty that seems to surpass the real thing.......

...The heir, Marei von Saher of Greenwich, Conn., eventually received 202 paintings, including the Claude. She consigned many of the works to auction at Christie's. The Getty purchased the Claude -- which had been displayed at the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam -- for an undisclosed sum in a private transaction brokered by the auction house. ...

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Source: LA Times

Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: Suzanne Muchnic suzanne.muchnic@latimes.com

09/23/07 - Most Greenwich And New York Hedge fund Guys Believe That Anything West Of The Hudson River Is The Wildernes



When Citadel Investment Group expanded into the energy business in 2002, Chief Executive Kenneth Griffin was part of a team that interviewed hundreds of potential employees and hired only a dozen.

Was there anything they did or say to win him over?

'You want individuals who have demonstrated they're disciplined, passionate, committed and ambitious, whether they start a business in their college dorm room or they organized something in the community,' Griffin said in a March 2006 interview.

But certain Citadel job candidates these days might need something else on their resume: experience helping to run a publicly traded company.

Last week, the privately held Chicago-based hedge fund hired John Andrews, the head of investor relations for publicly traded Goldman Sachs, signaling that it might join the small but growing ranks of hedge funds and private-equity firms doing initial public offerings.....

......ESL Investments, Edward Lampert's hedge fund, for example, is headquartered in a low-rise building in Greenwich, Conn., and operates with a bare-bones staff of a few dozen..... offer new hires, ...

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Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: Becky Yerak byerak@tribune.com and Susan Chandler schandler@tribune.com

09/24/07 - Business - Renaissance Capital & IPO's


Partners toast their success against a field of royal purple. Princes today - but for how long? Charts and tickers sound the cheers of the marketplace and the enthusiasm of investment bankers. Success, hard work, diligence, industry. Reversed: instability, unproven worth, irrational exuberance.



Following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital of Greenwich, Conn.

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Source: Buffalo News

Publication: September 23, 2007

Source URL: http://www.buffalonews.com/businesstoday/businessfinance/story/168867.html

09/23/07 - Crash Kills Fairfield University Student On Merritt Parkway In Greenwich.



Fairfield University on Saturday mourned the death of a 19-year-old nursing student who died in a single-car accident on the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich.

Kristen M. Duhamel, a sophomore in the School of Nursing, died at Stamford Hospital. She was a passenger in a 1986 Ford Bronco that crashed on the parkway's northbound side near exit 31 about 1 a.m., according to State Police and Fairfield University.....

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Source: MSNBC & The Connecticut Post

Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: edit@ctpost.com (ANDREW BROPHY Staff writer)

09/23/07 - Players Sought For Gentle Sport Of Lawn Bowling

King Henry VIII once banned lawn bowling for all but the wealthiest. The reason he gave: people were spending so much time at it that they were neglecting their jobs.



It took only one game for Jack Miller to become enchanted with the ancient sport of lawn bowling.

That was seven years ago, when, Miller said, he was dragged to the lushly manicured lawn tucked into a corner of Elizabeth Park to try the game."A friend hounded me and hounded me to come try it.

I was dragged there, literally," Miller said Saturday before demonstrating the game to a new player. "I only went to get him off my back. After that first game, I hated to leave. It's a challenging game."

... if I like it." There are three other lawn bowling clubs in Connecticut: one each in West Hartford, Bridgeport and Greenwich. Bob Lunden, a member of the West Hartford club, which has about 55 members, said it is also in search of new members. ...
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Source: WTIC-TV Hartford (Fox 61)

Publication Date: September 23, 2007


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09/23/07 - The Distances Are Long, But These Are Young Athletes Capable Of Meeting The Challenge Of A Triathlio That Will Cross Into Greenwich

Chandler Grinnell, 15, of Larchmont, left, Brendan McGlynn, 14, of Sleepy Hollow and Kian Gormley, 15, of Rye won't be standing still at Rye Town Park for long today as they follow their parents' example by competing in the Westchester Triathlon.



RYE - Usually endurance sports are reserved for grown-ups, the serious and disciplined kind. The under-18 set is busy with soccer practices and swim teams. The solitary distances of a marathon or a 25-mile bike ride - and the grueling training - are difficult to embrace.
But there are, of course, exceptions.

Today, three high school sophomores will be competing in the 2007 Westchester Triathlon. And don't think for a second that they're your average teens.

Brendan McGlynn, Kian Gormley and Chandler Grinnell play the usual array of team sports. But with fathers and mothers who are marathoners and even Ironman triathletes, they all have seen the appeal of endurance sports up close.....

... of a nearly 1.5-kilometer swim in Long Island Sound, a 40K bike ride through Rye, Port Chester, Harrison and Greenwich and a 10K run. The three combined into an Olympic distance race requires disciplined training. 'Any one of these events by itself ...

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Source: Journal News

Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: Jane McManus at jmcmanus@lohud.com.


On the Web

http://www.usatriathlon.org/ - The sanctioning body for triathlons in the United States.

http://www.westchestertriathlon.org/ - Visit here for more information on the Westchester Triathlon, including parking and spectator tips.

http://www.friendsofclaire.org/ - One of the beneficiaries of the Westchester Triathlon is this charity, which was created when Claire Collier was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Friday, September 14, 2007

01/30/07 - Archive - News Wire

Source: Hartford Courant

... estate broker complained that there aren't enough $20 million properties in New York City to go around, while a Greenwich, Conn., car dealer has complained that Ferrari hasn't manufactured enough $250,000 599 GTB Fioranos to meet demand. Is that ...

David Friedman Joins Starwood Capital's Asset Management Team
Source: Hotelnewsresource.com

... as well as pursue new investment opportunities. Mr. Friedman will be based out of the company's headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut and report to Jeffrey Dishner, Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. "David's wide-ranging ...

The Golfing Turnesas

Source: Waggle Room

... Panama Championship, after the third round this past weekend, and wound up finishing tied for fifth. Marc, born in Greenwich, Conn., turned pro in 2001. He's been playing the mini-tour circuit the past couple years, winning on the Minor League Golf ...

Investors take over Sage Telecom

Source: Telephony

... with CXO LLC, a Dallas-based management and advisory services firm, to oversee operations during the transition. Greenwich, Conn-based Silver Point is a global private investment firm with approximately $7 billion under management. It provides ...

Nat Webb: A retrospective clip show of hilarity

Source: The Wesleyan Argus

... boys from New England, for whom it is an occasion to remember the American Indian tribes who died to make way for Greenwich, Connecticut. Biology: Learn to say things like "engorged" instead of "hard-on." PHED240 The Negro Leagues... in Space! I ...

First Reserve Corporation Promotes Five Key Professionals

Source: PR Newswire

GREENWICH, Conn., HOUSTON and LONDON /PRNewswire/ -- First Reserve Corporation, the largest energy-focused private equity firm, today announced six promotions, effective January 1, 2007, highlighting ...
Source: PR Newswire

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Megadata Corporation announced today that for fiscal year 2006 the company achieved a net profit of $103,000. Net profit in FY 2006 was $103,000 or $.03/share ...

Father and son play with food for mural

Source: Burlington Times News

... the different food regions of the country," Pete C. Bieling said. The mural will be displayed in a restaurant in Greenwich, Conn. The restaurant owners wanted to replace an America flag draped on one wall with a patriotic mural. The Bielings said ...

Another loan for Kara approved by judge
Source: Asbury Park Press Online

... million in assets. The loan approved Monday comes from Plainfield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund. Kaplan two weeks ago allowed Plainfield to loan Kara $2.6 million. All told, Kara will receive $5 ...

Foreign growth in cards for Cosi

Source: Chicago Tribune

... Analysts are looking for the company to break even on a per-share basis. With stores in affluent towns such as Greenwich, Conn., and Redmond, Wash., Cosi targets areas where household incomes outpace the national average of $44,334. 'We look ...

Consider replacing traffic officers

Source: Norwalk Advocate

Greenwich is accustomed to having uniformed police officers direct traffic along Greenwich Avenue, and the system has served the town well overall for many years.

Top Five Hedge Fund Trends For 2007

Source: Forbes

... the mix, in 2006 the Connecticut Department of Banking created a unit to oversee hedge funds based in the state. (Greenwich, Conn., is home to several hedge funds.) That state has been pushing for more rules governing the growing industry in the ...

Kara Homes has reprieve

Source: Home News Tribune

... focus of a Feb. 5 hearing. The loan approved Monday comes from Plainfield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund. Kaplan two weeks ago allowed Plainfield to loan Kara $2.6 million. All told, Kara will receive $5 ...

01/29/07 Archive - News Wire

Source: EquestiranMag

... 18 through 35 division wrapped up with Laura Sexton and Renaissance earning the championship spot. A native of Greenwich, CT, Sexton stays for the entire circuit and said she will look to compete Renaissance again next month. The pair, over two ...

Merrill to buy First Republic

Source: InvestmentNews

... bank operates 43 branches; most are in California but First Republic also has locations in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn. "The price being paid is quite high," wrote Punk Ziegel & Co. analyst Dick Bove in a note to clients. He questioned ...

Merrill Jumps Into Private Banking

Source: Forbes.com

... caters to wealthy individuals in fast-growing communities like Las Vegas and Santa Barbara, Calif., as well as Greenwich, Conn., and New York City. It's also getting some $16.4 billion of assets under management, a curiosity considering Merrill just ...

Court allows four home buyers to get out of Kara contracts
Source: Asbury Park Press Online

... draw on a $2.4 million line of credit from Plainfield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., a hedge fund based in Greenwich, Conn., in order to keep operating. Kaplan previously allowed the fund to take over a $2.6 million loan Kara originally ...

Kara Homes gets OK for $2.4 million loan
Source: Asbury Park Press Online

... and their millions of dollars in deposits, in limbo. Plainfield Asset Management, a hedge-fund operator based in Greenwich, Conn., had already taken over a $2.6 million loan to Kara initially issued by investment bank Bear Stearns. Earlier today, ...

Source: Record-Journal

... In 2005, the last year for which statistics were available, 264 estates were taxed, including 73 in Southbury. Greenwich, with a per-capita income more than double that of Southbury's, was second, with 38 estates taxed. That has prompted Rep. Arthur ...

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01/20/07 -Archive - News Wire

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

... His arrest was cause for celebration at police departments from the Main Line to Los Angeles and from Greenwich, Conn., to Miami. Belgian authorities are keeping Golder in jail while they investigate him on unspecified charges. ...

Investors ride hopes tech is the new oil

Source: Globe and Mail

... if markets have been rising as they have been." Timothy Ghriskey, president of Solaris Asset Management LLC in Greenwich, Conn., points out that the overall market, including technology, has had quite a run. But he thinks there is more to come with ...

GHS must meet responsibilities to music students

Source: Norwalk Advocate

... music, like great art and literature, is an extraordinary gift and an essential element of a fully lived life. Greenwich is fortunate to have an outstanding, strong and vibrant program in music education for all elementary and secondary school ...

Later school start times justified

Source: Stamford Advocate

... that would give incentives to middle and high schools in Connecticut that delay their start time for adolescents (Greenwich Time, Jan. 19). It did not say why this would be a beneficial change. Many parents who are interested in the topic would ...

Backers take another shot at zone-pricing ban

Source: Norwalk Advocate

... owners based on location. Banning the practice could bring gas prices down at stations in Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich, where prices are routinely 10 to 20 cents a gallon more than the rest of the state, said state Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk. ...

Fuse lit on Point fireworks display

Source: Greenwich Time

Neighborhood opposition is already mounting to Greenwich Point Park being used to host Independence Day fireworks again this year.

N.J. OKs pension changes

Source: Daily Record

... which are designed to make money whether financial markets fall or rise, can place leveraged bets to boost gains. Greenwich, Conn.-based Airlie manages $2.5 billion, according to Clark's memo. Established in February 2003, the Opportunity Fund was ...

01/19/07 - Archive - News Wire

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

... might be used for, Kukovich said. Milne, who manages the private equity firm of Unified Growth Partners L.P. of Greenwich, Conn., could not be reached for comment. As Milne explores the state funding option, union workers are reviewing a tentative ...

Source: Providence Journal

An East Greenwich High School assistant principal charged with domestic assault last month for slapping his girlfriend outside a convenience store in Johnston said he will undergo six weeks of alcohol ...

The Bruce Museum presents Painterly Controversy... Battle between two ...

Source: Westport Minuteman

... relationship at the beginning of the 20th century is the subject of the new exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich titled: "Painterly Controversy: William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri" which opens Jan. 27 and runs through April 29. Their ...

01/18/07 - Archive - News Wire


Source: New York Times

... been a partner, chief operating officer and director of strategic investments for Oracle Investment Management in Greenwich, Conn. Abe Riazati has been named managing director of investment risk management for Evergreen Investments, Wachovia 's ...

Wealthy investors cut exposure to hedge funds

Source: Financial Times

... investors. However, Amaranth's rival multi-strategy hedge funds appeared to be unhurt by the problems of the Greenwich, Connecticut-based fund. Ken Heinz, president of HFR, said its relative value arbitrage sector, which includes multi-strats, was ...

Barrels Of Confusion

Source: BusinessWeek

... Report , an energy newsletter. Energy trading rapidly moved from Houston to the financial centers of Manhattan and Greenwich, Conn. For nonfinancial firms, meanwhile, living with oil price volatility means either buying the protections that the ...

A Report Brings Back Memories of Living in the Dark

Source: New York Times

... reports from Con Ed saying 8,000 people were affected," said Renee Clark, 32, who lives in Astoria and works in Greenwich, Conn. "From the very start it was obvious to us that it was a gross underestimation." Ms. Clark, standing near the ...

01/16/07 - Archive - News

Long Island Platform Tennis Association

Source: Garden City News

... De Santis (Garden City, NY) and Timothy Feyrer (Garden City, NY) 12 & Under Division Champions:Tyler Kratky (Greenwich, CT) and C.J. Purse (Greenwich, CT) Finalists:Willie Brosnan (Garden City, NY) and Danny Sparacino (Garden City, NY) 18 & U- L-R, ...

01/11/07 - Archive - News Wire

Source: Stamford Advocate

A Stamford attorney entered a top bid of almost $5 million in a court-ordered sale yesterday for an unfinished Greenwich mansion that was being built by slain real estate developer Andrew Kissel.

Newspapers free to print what they and readers want

Source: Stamford Advocate

... inappropriate unless, of course, we've become a totally fascist nation and the First Amendment is no longer valid (Greenwich Time Letters from Readers, Dec. 31), in which case, I would stand corrected. Were the actual government to publish photos ...


Source: Norwalk Advocate

... Long Ridge Tavern, 2635 Long Ridge Road (329-7818): The Cutouts, Friday; Blue Sue and The Moondogs, Saturday. GREENWICH Beach House Cafe, 220 Sound Beach Ave. (637-0367): The Laphones, Thursday, The Uninvited, Friday; Otis and the ...

Graham Parker gives free concert in Greenwich

Source: Stamford Advocate

... his Web site and recording studio discs through traditional labels. On Sunday afternoon, he'll perform solo at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium. Via e-mail, he talks about his bar-band roots, the current condition of popular music and why ...

Hedge Funds In Bidding For Ameriquest

Source: New York Post

... Ameriquest's bankers have approached several buyers recently, including Ellington Capital Management, a large Old Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund, to gauge interest in bidding on the sub-prime lending giant. News of the possible sale was first ...

Overweight? It May Be Just Body Chemistry

Source: Medical News Today

... ight gain. (4) Lack of satiety sends signals to the brain to eat more. Belvoir Media Group, LLC. 75 Holly Hill Ln. Greenwich, CT 06836 United States http://www.belvoir.com

Want To Improve Memory? Strengthen Your Synapses. Here's How

Source: Medical News Today

... ate sleep, avoid smoking, and if you use alcohol, drink in moderation. Belvoir Media Group, LLC. 75 Holly Hill Ln. Greenwich, CT 06836 United States http://www.belvoir.com

Kara seeks $5M loan from fund

Source: Asbury Park Press Online

... that are close to completion. The loan from Plainfield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., a hedge fund based in Greenwich, Conn., will be the subject of a hearing before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael B. Kaplan on Tuesday. East ...

01/10/07 - Archive - News Wire

Source: Pittsburghlive.com

Richard R. Pivirotto, of Greenwich, Conn., formerly of Shadyside, ex-president of the Joseph Horne Co.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

... Iron City and IC Light brands. Discussions between the union and Unified Growth Partners began Dec. 21, when the Greenwich, Conn., private equity firm said it was interested in reorganizing the brewery. Unified Growth and union negotiators have ...

Titan matmen pin down Avengers

Source: Kent County Daily Times

... before the Titans could partake in any of weekend action, they first had to deal with a tricky dual meet with East Greenwich last night at East Greenwich High. The Avengers, after suffering a close loss to another II-A team, Middletown, were clearly ...

Studio, program pair up

Source: North East Independent

... even the highways were beautiful, and she fit in well with the people she met. Within a year, however, the East Greenwich native was lonely for the East Coast, and soon found herself settling back in her hometown. Her return precipitated what may ...

SMART Papers Re-emerges Under New Ownership

Source: Distribution Sales & Management

SMART Papers said that Plainfield Asset Management of Greenwich, CT is its new owner, and is expanding production on all three papermaking machines at its Hamilton, OH mill.

Trade Balance Problem Not About To Disappear

Source: Jim Sinclair's MineSet

... ``There's no reason exports won't continue to be solid,'' said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at RBS Greenwich Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. ``World growth seems to be in good shape.'' Economists expected the trade deficit to widen to $60 ...

State Legislature Has Plenty To Do

Source: Westport News

... commutation ticket to Grand Central Terminal from our towns and cities, purchased online, ranges from $232 from Greenwich to more than $300 from Fairfield. Those coming from the New Canaan branch will spend $259. These prices already are regressive ...

Kara Homes seeks $5 million loan to stay afloat

Source: Asbury Park Press Online

Bankrupt builder Kara Homes Inc. wants to borrow $5 million from a Greenwich, Conn., hedge fund to continue to fund the beleaguered company's operations.

Get to Work

Source: The Citizen-News

... commutation ticket to Grand Central Terminal from our towns and cities, purchased online, ranges from $232 from Greenwich to more than $300 from Fairfield. Those coming from the New Canaan branch will spend $259. These prices already are regressive ...

Source: Publicbroadcasting.net

... been moving down in price and some emerging-markets are also getting hit," said Michael Darda, MKM Partners LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut. "If you go back to May when we saw a big correction, commodities and emerging markets corrected and we saw ...

Health Dept.doles out flu shots in mild season

Source: Norwalk Advocate

... flu in Fairfield County residents since the flu season began in October, more than half of the statewide total. Greenwich has been the exception to the trend, with just six confirmed cases at Greenwich Hospital, according to spokesman George ...

Symbol-Motorola $3.9B deal done

Source: Newsday.com

... said Kevin Starke, an analyst covering Symbol Technologies Inc. for Weeden & Co., a broker-dealer based in Greenwich, Conn. Motorola plans to maintain Symbol as a subsidiary, keeping the Holtsville headquarters. Iannuzzi said the Symbol name ...

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